Getting Back In Tune With Nature

Getting Back In Tune With Nature

by Dr. Fareen

Our bodies are intimately and naturally linked to the cycles of the sun and moon. Being synchronized with the natural cycles of light and dark is essential to good health. We have daily, monthly, and seasonal cycles that affect virtually all functions of our bodies down to the cellular level.

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Menopause

Menopause

by Dr. Fareen

MENOPAUSE…
WHAT IS YOUR BODY TRYING TO TELL YOU?

ARE YOU LISTENING?

By definition, women are said to be in menopause when they have gone one full year without a menstrual cycle. In women, the ovaries produce the majority of female hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, which control different processes in a woman’s body including her menses. To a lesser extent the adrenal glands will also make these hormones. As a woman approaches menopause, her ovaries make less and less of these hormones and she will rely on her adrenal glands to produce these hormones. This is why protecting and nourishing our adrenal glands before we move into the perimenopausal and menopausal phase of our lives is so important.

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Gentiana Lutea Root

Gentiana Lutea Root

by Dr. Fareen

Gentiana Lutea is a bitter herb that has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicines. The plant has beautiful yellow flowers but it is the root that is bitter in taste and has a priming action on the digestive tract. Gentian root is viewed as being cleansing in its role in clearing the liver and also clearing the mind to prepare the body to eat.

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Introduction to Paleo and Keto Diets

Introduction to Paleo and Keto Diets

At this time, the concept of a Paleo or Keto diet is no longer foreign to most people. It wasn’t always that way, but with the spread of information in the 21st Century, and with so many people experiencing clear benefits, things are beginning to change. The most common reason for embarking on this type of diet is weight loss, but there can be many other reasons as well, including improving energy, enhancing mental sharpness and clarity, dealing with metabolic issues such as high triglycerides, insulin, and sugar, preventing Alzheimer’s Disease in high risk individuals, and a host of other rationales.

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Intermittent Fasting – A Typical Protocol (Part 3 of 3)

Intermittent Fasting – A Typical Protocol (Part 3 of 3)

The table below illustrates what a weekly intermittent fasting schedule could look like. Note that on day 7 in this table, that lunch is skipped. This is optional, but would lead to a 24 hour period of fasting between the meal on Day 6 and the meal on Day 7. This would especially be the case if the bulletproof coffee or tea was also skipped in the morning, or if the coffee was black. But this, as well as other factors, are at your discretion.

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Intermittent Fasting – Why Intermittent Fasting Works (Part 2 of 3)

Intermittent Fasting – Why Intermittent Fasting Works (Part 2 of 3)

In Part 1, I emphasized that the human body evolved not only to survive, but to thrive on periods of fasting. This is one of the reasons why among the many cultures and religious traditions around the world, all of them include observances of fasting in their practices. This is a connection with our humanity itself, and a way to achieve spiritual and physical cleansing, clarity, and health.

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Intermittent Fasting- Intro (Part 1 of 3)

Intermittent Fasting- Intro (Part 1 of 3)

In this 3 part blog, I introduce the concept and rationale for intermittent fasting (Part 1), the reasons why intermittent fasting is so beneficial (Part 2), and a template for accomplishing intermittent fasting (Part 3).

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There is nothing fancy about Intermittent Fasting and that is one of the reasons why it is so great! The best solutions are always the simplest ones, and I have seen Intermittent Fasting solve a variety of difficult problems in my patients, such as weight gain, gut issues (bloating, SIBO, candida, pain, reflux), chronic fatigue, anxiety, sleep problems, joint aches, and inflammation. Anything that can potentially achieve so much must be producing benefits on a fundamental level. This is the case with intermittent fasting.

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Intravenous Infusions – Why, When, How

Intravenous Infusions – Why, When, How

I am a big believer in the power of food as medicine. It is the beginning, middle, and end to any healing plan I promote. Why then intravenous nutrients? We all need a boost sometimes, and a nutrient infusion provides an elegant modern twist to the ancient truth of the power of nutrition. When cellular, mitochondrial, and overall energy systems are rundown, nothing compares to the right IV formula to provide a quick but authentic recharge. Allowing nutrients to flow directly into the bloodstream allows them to reach the cellular machinery that need them the most, and in sufficient quantities to make a significant impact.

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For you, Dr. Chocolate

For you, Dr. Chocolate

This entry, my first since 2013, is in honor of another doctor- my uncle, Dr. Paul Krochmal, who just passed unexpectedly last week. The only other doctor in my family, my grandfather Dr. Henry Krochmal, passed when I was just beginning medical school. Paul talked a lot about him, particularly what a good, kind, and caring man and doctor he was. So perhaps it is not surprising that the knowledge Paul is gone has hit me most deeply during some simple moments I have had with my patients since then, knowing that Paul too carried on my grandfather’s doctoring spirit, in his own lighthearted, yet solemn encounters with his patients in the Emergency Room. Paul had an active and inquisitive mind, and was a great teacher- I remember many medical stories as well as enlightenments in medical history- for example the heartbreaking yet inspiring story of a Viennese trained physician (like my grandfather), Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, who’s story is well worth looking up.

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Hydrate your way to health

Hydrate your way to health

A recent bike ride in the Santa Monica mountains inspires me to kick off these early blog pages with some very basic, but critical, advice. Am I talking about exercise? Well, I would never give up my rides, but Iʼm talking about something different- water. As I pedaled through the parking lot and under the oak trees toward my climb up the trails, I realized I was thirsty. Municipal drinking water fountains donʼt normally inspire me, but perhaps it was the 300+ year old oaks hovering above it. The cool liquid wetting my mouth, I was ready to get back on the bike. On the way up, I began to realize that while our drinking water system is not perfect, we have a lot to be thankful for.

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